Usually aku memang no comment when it comes to soalan cepumas tahap bingai tertinggi. Senyum jaklah. Aku bising salah, diam salah. Baik berdiri depan cermin, donned my KDress...pastu posing syok sendiri. Perlu praktis senyum sebab mau attend a good friend's Raya open house tomorrow. Surely akan ada super banyak sesi bergambar. Practice makes perfect; so they say.
Erk, motif sebut KDress? Hanyalah semata untuk tambah luap api jeles Mrs Smile. *lambai ratu*
Right, intro sudah ke laut keluar tajuk.
As I said before, tiket terbeli dalam keadaan separa waras. Promo. Murah. Cuti panjang. These three words synced quite well at that time. Lupa tengok kalendar apa kejadian on the dates that I chose to travel. Turned out, Ramadhan.
Mula2 aku planned untuk terjah solo. Pastu Ms G yang kunun plan untuk travel with her cousin terpaksa travel solo juga sebab the cousin decided not to go. Cantik jak kena susun because suddenly Air Asia rescheduled most of their flights to Bangkok. They cancelled few flights & passengers were advised to either change the time or claim refund. Ms G's flight was effected. And so the rest is history. Ended up, aku punya teman bergerak di Thailand. Ada tukang gambar juga. Wooohooo!
Months before the trip, we were shocked by the news of Bangkok Shutdown. The condition there was a bit chaotic due to a number of life-threatening events happening in major cities; as the media reported. Bom sana sini katanya. Our government siap keluarkan surat pekeliling. People were advised to cancelled their trip. And my two friends JM & DJ; antara rela ndak rela, terpaksa cancelled their trips.
Aku yang hati batu ni pun mula2 ada rasa risau; tons of things occupied my mind. But I followed what my heart says; macam biasa kepala-batu-hati-kunun-tegar. Ndak da kejadian ndak sedap hati or fikir dua kali whether to go or not to go. Ajal maut ketentuan Allah. Insha Allah, aku selamat. Gitu peringatan sama diri sendiri. I decided to just go. Macam kejadian aku pi Seoul, June last year. Time tu punyalah tegang keadaan di sana, siap ada ura2 kunun North Korea mau lancar perang. Aku tawakal jak pigi. Alhamdulillah! Selamat pergi, selamat kembali.
Now back to my cuti2 Thailand, we departed to Kolumpor a day before our flight to Bangkok. Stayed overnight at Angah's. Sahur pertama di sana. Our flight to Bangkok was late in the evening, makanya aku bersungkai dalam kapal. We safely arrived at Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok around 8pm.
|My first time departing from KLIA2...terus terbang ke Bangkok gitu. I fall in love with the new airport immediately after arriving from Kota Kinabalu. Lots of pastry shops! Bisa gila!|
|Dapat window seat. Bertabah jaklah. Tapi beruntung sebab view adalah superb. Senja di Bangkok. This was taken 20 minutes before landing. Gigih aku snapped sebab ada anak bulan Ramadhan. Walaupun kecil jak.|
|We opted to just take the taxi to our hostel in Silom. Murah, cepat & selamat. Worry not, all taxi use meter. Because we asked the driver to take the highway route to avoid the traffic congestion, we had to pay for the tolls. But murah, still.|
|Despite the long queue, we got to hop on our taxi in less than 10 minutes. Super awesomely fast service.|
|Before datang Bangkok, punyalah berangan tinggi mak-enon to ride that pink taxi. Unfortunately, the green one stopped in front of our line. Paksarela hati untuk naik. Gitu!|
4 July 2014
|Ms G checking in at Lub'd Silom. Very cozy & affordable hostel.|
|Map on the cement wall. Pretty smart. Nearest BTS Skytrain station is Chong Nonsi (Silom Line).|
|Read: Current situation. Ntahlah tegang macam mana keadaan before trip tu, but Alhamdulillah throughout our holiday there we didn't see any trace of demonstration. Be it in the city or in the rural areas.|
|Penat belum habis, kena mendaki tangga to get to our dorm. Female dorms are located on the top floor.|
|Didn't expect the dorm looks like this! Super like! I am a happy guest. High ceiling. Spacious dorm. Ignore yang berjuntai/bersangkutan di katil or on the couch. Itu harta milik guests lain.|
|Mine was under her. Very comfy bed. Malam tu tidur terlajak. Sampai ndak ter-sahur! Lena sangat?!?!|